Laval player tops CFL draft list
Laval Rouge et Or defensive lineman Mathieu Betts is the top-ranked player in the CFL Scouting Bureau’s December rankings for the 2019 Canadian draft. It’s the first time a U Sports product has been ranked No. 1 since Manitoba’s David Onyemata — now in his third season with the New Orleans Saints — topped the final rankings ahead of the 2016 draft. Betts, a Montreal native, helped his team win the Vanier Cup last month. Oklahoma State lineman Shane Richards of Calgary, Arkansas State receiver Justin McInnis of Pierrefonds, Que., Tennessee lineman Jonathan Kongbo of Surrey and Kansas lineman Alex Fontana of Toronto round out the top five.